Return to Play
There has been some positive news in recent days regarding returning back to GAA action with the GAA releasing their plan. June 29th will see the re-opening of GAA pitches in a control manner.
The GAA Key dates are as follows:
June 29: Phase 3 of government re-opening plans & inter-county competitions calendar announced.
June 29: GAA pitches re-open - club teams can train in small groups of ten, while maintaining social distancing.
July 20: Full team training can resume.
July 31: club adult & juvenile competitions resume.
August 10: Access to indoor facilities permitted.
September 14: Inter-county teams can resume training.
October 11: Adult club championships to be concluded.
October 17: Earliest date for intercounty competitions
David Sweeney and Willie Connors carried out the Kiladangan Lotto draw on Monday 1st June which was broadcast live on Facebook. There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot (15,23,25,30) or the Second Chance €500 Draw (4,14,18,25). The €25 lucky dip winners were as follows:
Enya Grace (Ormond Keep), Charlie Hogan (Urra), Caoimhe Noonan (Puckane), Michael Slattery (Hogans Pass).
Many thanks to the large number of people that have signed up. We would urge people to sign up for the lotto online at kiladangangaa,com/products. There are currently a number of options available online on how long you can sign up for. You can also enter the lotto in the Kennedys shop in Puckane and in Tonys shop in Ballycommon. The lotto will be streamed live on the Kiladangan Facebook page every Monday at 9pm.
The club are currently putting a plan and procedure in place for the re-opening of the walking track. It is hoped that it will be re opened within the coming weeks
If anyone in the local area is in need of getting access to stores, getting groceries, prescriptions or any other necessities in the coming weeks please do not hesitate to get in contact. We have a large number of willing members who have volunteered their services.
Please contact the following:
Seamus Quigley 086 272 6262
Clair Byrne 087 224 0005
Art Flannery 086 357 7571
Paul Fogarty 087 379 0889
Michael Quinn 087 254 8583
Unfortunately, the club grounds in Puckane remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Kiladangan Aboard Interviews
We returned to Canada last weekends 'Kiladangan Abroad' where we chatted to Conor Foley, who has been based in Vancouver since August 2019. Check it out at kiladangangaa.com. Keep an eye out every Saturday as we post the interviews. Don’t hesitate to contact Michael Quinn on 087 254 8583 if you would like to do an interview.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw 2020/21
The Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was due to commence this month has been rescheduled to commence on Friday September 18th. We are confident there will be a full resumption of games activity well in advance of this date to allow clubs promote the draw. Lár na Pairce office personnel have already prepared the New Draw material and this is ready for collection for any individual clubs who wish to make an immediate start. The Final receipts for the 2019/20 Draw will not be posted out until August 1st which is just about six weeks before the first draw. Enclosed with the receipt will be details of an easy system for paying the new draw subscription on-line if preferred and thus avoiding promoters calling to members houses during the current pandemic.
North Tipperary Under 14 Lockdown League
The North Tipperary under fourteen Lockdown League continues and Kiladangan are doing very well, coming second in the ‘B’ group. Well done to all for taking part and well done to Paudie Malone GDA for organising the event.
The club wish to express sympathy to the Judith Kearns and the Meagher family (Monsea) on the passing of Judiths mother Annmarie Kearns (Kill, Kildare) who passed away recently. Sympathy is also expressed to the friends and family of John Ryan (Summerhill and late of Cloughprior) who passed away recently. John hurled senior for Kiladangan during the 1950’s. May they both rest in peace.